(written from a Production point of view)
Bryan Burk (born 30 December 1968; age 46) is a Hollywood producer who served as an executive producer on Star Trek, which was produced and directed by J.J. Abrams. He and Abrams are also producing the film's sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, which is currently in post-production. 
Burk was an associate producer and later co-producer on Abrams' hit television series, Alias. He then became an executive producer on another hit Abrams show, Lost. He and Abrams were also executive producers on the shows What About Brian and Six Degrees. Kenneth Biller was an executive producer on Six Degrees, as well.
As the producers of Lost, Burk – along with series co-creators (as well as Star Trek producers) Abrams and Damon Lindelof, and the show's other producers – won the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. They also won a Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television from the PGA (Producers Guild Awards) in 2006 and received an additional nomination from the PGA for Lost the following year.
In addition to Star Trek, Burk and Abrams produced the hit monster film Cloverfield for Paramount Pictures, which opened in January 2008. He will also be executive producing the upcoming science fiction/horror series Fringe, along with Abrams and Burk's fellow Star Trek executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. In addition, Burk and Abrams executive produced Anatomy of Hope, a pilot for HBO which Abrams directed and which features Mark Rolston and Bruce Gray.